Payroll Associate

Unicef New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Organization Overview

UNICEF USA (UUSA) is a private, independent, U.S. nonprofit that exists to deliver impact for children. UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world's most vulnerable children. We are driven by a shared objective that every child is healthy, educated, protected, and respected. Headquartered in New York City, UNICEF USA has nearly 300 employees across the U.S. with nine regional offices. This year, UNICEF USA raised over $1B in private sector support, advanced legislation, and secured government resources to deliver impact for children. For more information, visit

Position: Payroll Associate

Location: New York, NY/Remote

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary: NYC's minimum salary for this position is $59,700. This may be adjusted to reflect the cost of labor of a candidate's work location, if outside of NYC.

Position Description

Reporting to the Controller and working in close coordination with the Sr. Director, People, and Culture the Payroll Associate will serve as the primary liaison with the organization's third-party payroll administrator. Duties will also include updating payroll records, uploading payroll information to the organization's general ledger system, and addressing employee inquiries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary liaison with the organization's third-party payroll administrator

  • Check payroll information for accuracy and ensure all relevant paperwork is in order

  • Coordinate changes in payroll (e.g., terminations, new hires)

  • Update data with salary or wage adjustments

  • Update financial compensation changes or deductions (e.g., annual bonuses, severance pay, taxes, worker's compensation, garnishments)

  • Assist with processing benefit expenses (e.g., transmittal of 403(b) funds to trustee)

  • Upload payroll information to the organization's general ledger system

  • Answer employee questions relating to payroll (in coordination with third-party administrator)

  • Produce reports upon request, including ACA reporting.

  • Assist with gathering information for audits (e.g., Financial Audit and Defined Contribution Plan Audit)

  • Assist with requests from other agencies (e.g., IRS, DOL)

  • Manage timecard approvals with UUSA supervisors.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Controller, including overall support to the Finance team as required.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field required

  • Minimum of three years of related experience, preferably with payroll or a similar role

  • Familiarity with payroll processes

  • Good knowledge of legislation relevant to accounting and payroll is strongly preferred

  • Working knowledge of ADP payroll systems required, with NetSuite experience is a plus.

  • Comfortable with Excel (functions, data, etc.)

  • An analytical mind with good math skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UNICEF USA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. UUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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